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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,741 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 1,413,698 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/15/2013
  • Created 07/10/2008
  • 2,454 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.6
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About Chinchilla Minimap

Chinchilla Minimap alters the Blizzard Minimap in a way to provide much nicer features and other niceties.

Allows changing of blip size, border style, shape of the map (doesn't have to be circular, or even square, lots of options are available), size, etc.
A more flexible north-east-south-west indicator.
Show your location coordinates.
Make the minimap very big temporarily (good for gathering or finding a tough-to-spot enemy).
Show the name of your location more flexibly.
Move Buttons
Move the buttons around the minimap to wherever you want (even off the minimap entirely).
Show which team-mate pinged the minimap.
Position the minimap and frames around it.
Range Circle
Show on the minimap where your range extends to.
Show / Hide
Show or hide various frames related to the minimap.
Tracking Dots
Change the dots on the map to a different set of images. Very handy, especially if you suffer from colour-blindness
Use the mouse-wheel to zoom the minimap and zoom out the map automatically after 20 seconds (or so).

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tag v2.6
Ethan Centaurai <>
2013-09-15 10:19:23 +0100

Tagging as v2.6.


Ethan Centaurai:
    - Core: Increase the size of the config window.
    - Appearance: Remove useless CVar check.
    - Appearance: Add options to show/hide quest tracker Objectives header and collapse button.
    - Appearance: Small re-arrange.
    - Core: Bump Interface number for Patch 5.4.
    - TrackingDots: Update blip maps to Patch 5.4 layout.
    - Core: Revert all recent changes related to MoveAnything compatibility.
    - Core: Add MoveAnything to optional dependency list to force it to load before Chinchilla does.
    - MoveButtons: Forcibly disable the module if MoveAnything is installed.
    - Position: Forcibly disable the module if MoveAnything is installed.
    - Core: Hide module options instead of disabling them when the module is disabled.
    - Position: Fixed nesting and removed trailing whitespace.
    - Position: Disable boss frame movement pending code re-write.
    - QuestTracker: Module deleted.
    - Core: Force the height of the quest tracker to 700 pixels.
    - Update Interface number for Patch 5.3.
    - Core: Remove SetCVar hook.
    - Core: Remove unnecessary CVar check.
    - Appearance: Delay CVar check.
    - Compass: Replace SetCVar hook with a CVAR_UPDATE event listener.
    - Compass: Make Blizzard's compass ring invisible instead of hiding it.
    - Appearance: Kill off more dead code.
    - Appearance: Removed a huge amount of utterly useless code.
    - Core: Properly unhook all hooks when Chinchilla is disabled.
    - Core: Make the Rotate Minimap checkbox code more awesome.
    - Core: Make the options window slightly smaller.
    - Core: Rename a function.
    - Core: Remove Chinchilla's options from the in-game interface options panel.
    - ShowHide: Experimental new logic that turns buttons invisible instead of hiding them.
    - Appearance: Prevent an error caused by out-of-date versions of LibDBIcon-1.0.
    - Appearance: Fix a typo that was causing an error.
    - Appearance: Register for the new LibDBIcon_IconCreated callback.
    - ShowHide: Small re-arrange.
    - QuestTracker: Now enabled by default.
    - Appearance: Remove debug.
    - Appearance: Button border alpha settings now work with buttons created by LibDBIcon-1.0.
    - Appearance: Fix error message format strings.
    - Appearance: Remove AceTimer-3.0.
    - Appearance: Check for new buttons on ADDON_LOADED events instead of every second.
    - Appearance: Set the default minimap strata to LOW.
    This matches Blizzard's default minimap strata settings.
    - Appearance: Simplify the strata options to low, medium and high.
    - Appearance: Remove debug.
    - Appearance: Fix button border alpha feature.
    Why this was not throwing up errors is beyond me.


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  • #1283

    There seems to be a yellow circle around where the range circle should be. No matter what I click it's there.

    Edit: Nevermind, it was NPCScan_

    Last edited by DrInt3rnet on 8/20/2014 2:27:13 PM
  • #1284

    It might be NPC Scan. It has its own range circle.

  • #1281

    Just so everyone's aware, v2.6-24 and onwards are designed for the Warlords of Draenor beta only and will likely cause errors on live servers.  In theory the Curse Client shouldn't download the update into your live game, so hopefully those still on 5.4.8 will be error-free for now.

    If you do get any errors on live servers, please revert to v2.6-16 or older and see if that solves the problem.

  • #1280

    Would like to see an option to make the map completely non-interactive unless using a modifier: given my particular layout there are times when it's just in the way, or that even with it set to auto-hide during combat the options panel gets opened.

  • #1277

    If there's no incoming method to resize the boss frames via chinchilla, can you maybe give us an option to just totally turn off that portion of the addon so that we can use something like move anything to do exactly that? The boss frames are much too small, and ever since chinchilla came back with boss frame control, it overrides my move anything and my boss frames vanish totally if I have both on.

    So I had to turn off/remove move anything to get my boss frames back...and while size control via Chinchilla would be more ideal (since the *only* thing I use move anything for was boss frame size/position), any option to resize is better than none.

    And so many kudos for keeping this great addon working all this time :)

  • #1278

    I think ever since 5.4 (or at least 5.4.7) came out, I've not had boss frames working at all, and I don't even use Move Anything. Not sure how to solve it as I am not a programmer.


    EDIT: I found out why I didn't have any boss frames. Apperantly I had unchecked that option in Chinchilla's show/hide option.

    Not certain now, though, why it seems so small. But atl east it finally works again.

    Last edited by DarkLimpan on 4/19/2014 9:45:31 AM
  • #1274

    I too have the issue where you can hide the minimap buttons, but they're still there and interactive; just invisible. They also interfere with anything (from other addons) that overlaps that position. It'd be great to actually turn them off altogether.

    Thanks for this great addon - it's by far my favorite minimap mod.

    Last edited by Furiant on 1/21/2014 6:55:26 AM
  • #1273

    Since you removed the ability to move boss frames, my boss frames have disappeared and I'm unable to get them back. I really dont want to have to stop using this addon. Please fix :(

  • #1275

    I have the same problem. No boss frames what so ever. I tried deleting the .lua and starting from scratch but I still don't have boss frames.

  • #1272

    I noticed even though I have zoom buttons hidden they can still be clicked on lol.. Weird error I know not a big issues but was kind of odd went to click on something near the minimap and it suddenly zoomed it I was like umm imagination so did it again.  I unhid the buttons moved them rehid them and they can be clicked on even though they are not on the screen.

  • #1271

    Anyway to set a backdrop for the minimap - when using a square border with Rotate minimap, themap doesn't fill the frame. I believe this is a Blizz limitation, but it'd be nice to set a static backdrop for the map at least.

  • #1267

    I seem to have lost my calendar button.  Unchecking and checking the show/hide selection doesn't seem to help.  Any ideas?

  • #1268

    Try playing with the "Show on Mouseover" or "Unread Invites Only" options in ShowHide. If that doesn't work, try changing settings in MoveButtons as it may have been move off the screen.

    Let me know if either of these help you. :-)

  • #1270

    No joy,  but the button is also missing without any map addon at all, so it's probably something else.  I've tried turning off a bunch of my other addons to no avail.  Hmm...

  • #1266

    Hi, I have version 2.6, on my Chinchilla map settings the left column does not show Quest tracker catagory.  I seem to have the rest though like Position, Range Circle etc.

    I was looking for this as I wanted to resize my quest tracker frame.

    What can I do to get this working?

    Thank you for your help!

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